If the weather is good on the 13th of November, those stalwarts from the Surrey and Hampshire section will be heading to Jack’s Fish & Chips in London Road, Bagshot for the regular Wednesday lunchtime motorcycle meeting. More details from firstname.lastname@example.org
A visitor to the site has kindly sent these lovely period photographs, and wonders if anyone can provide more information. The photograph shows his grandmother, Dorothy Lock with her Douglas motorcycle and was taken in Street, Somerset in, he believes, 1924. Her father, Newman Lock, owned the bicycle and motorcycle business shown in the second picture. Can anyone identify YA 3348 and does it still exist? If you recognise the machine or remember Lock & Sons Garage, please let us know.
August should be a safe bet in terms of weather, but the annual Roy’s Run was a mixture of rain and shine. With 35 miles before lunch and a further 25 after, the condition of the roads turned some sections into ‘a true test of man and machine’ as those old 1950s road tests used to say. Still, a good lunch stop followed by afternoon tea and cakes kept our intrepid Douglas riders focused! Thanks go to Roy Staunton for organising the event.
October’s outing is to the regular Wednesday motorcycle meeting at Jack’s Fish & Chips in Bagshot, on the 9th. More details from email@example.com
Douglas motorcycles used a wide variety of transfers over the course of 50 years. If you’ve ever wondered which transfers belonged where – or even if your own machine has the correct ones – this new page has the answers!
The Isle of Wight group of the BSA Owners Club has kindly invited Douglas Club members to their Wight Lightning Rally, held from the 13th to the 15th of September. There’s a full programme of activities, plus a 20% ferry discount if pre-booked. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or see the current issue of The New Conrod.
Re-imported from Finland by the present owner, this beautiful 600cc overhead-valve G31 was spotted at the Maldon Bike Meet. Apparently its performance is as good as its looks! Read more on the 1930s Models page.